Murray Bushrangers has announced its 2021 under-16 squad.
The traditional under-16 program transitioned to an under-17 age group in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with many now in the club's under-19 program, the Bushies have shifted the focus to the next crop of emerging talent.
A two-match under-16 series will played in the next school holidays, with the Bushies to take on Bendigo Pioneers on June 27 and Gippsland Power on July 2.
"With the pandemic effectively destroying last year's football season, we're extremely pleased to see the high level of talent throughout the under-16 age group in our regions," Murray Bushrangers coach Mark Brown said.
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"The depth of talent made selecting a final squad extremely difficult, and we acknowledge that many players missing selection this season will force their way into future squads."
The squad is: Albury: Caleb Clemson, Connor O'Sullivan, Rory Parnell; Corowa-Rutherglen: Finn Osborne, Ethan Hanrahan; Lavington: Jesse Hart, Corby Roberston; Mooroopna: Joss Church, Coby James, Toby Williams; Nathalia: Gus Bramwell; Rumbalara: Ben McGowan; Seymour: Angus Murray; Shepparton: Ned Byrne, Boston Dowling; Shepparton United: Joeve Cooper, Oscar Ryan; Shepparton Swans: Manny Laulu; Strathmerton: Joshua Payne, Kevin Griffin; Wodonga: Will Bradshaw; Wodonga Raiders: Jack Stewart, Mitch Way; Wangaratta: Harrison Hewitt, Xavier Laverty; Wangaratta Rovers: Charles Ledger, Darcy Wilson; Tallangatta: Nick Paton; Yarrawonga: Hunter Frauenfelder, Lachlan Phillips.
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